Interview with Author Maurice Broaddus

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During the next Black Sci-Fi Book Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST on Oct. 31 on Twitter, we’re discussing Maurice Broaddus’ “At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia),” which was posted on the website of Mothership Zeta digtial magazine earlier this year. We talked to him about his background, his writing and what he would do if he wasn’t a writer.  (Click here to read the story and use the hashtag #blackscifibookclub on Twitter to give your thoughts!) Read More

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Queen City Black Comix Day Alum Wins Fellowship

Zakiyya-S.-AsheQCBCD alum Zakiyya Ashe won the national competition for the 2017-2018 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship prize of $30,000! Starting this month, her year-long project, “Hidden Minorities: Connection through Animation and Graphic Novels,” will take her through Australia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and France. We recently talked to the Berea College grad about her project and what she hopes to accomplish.  Read More

Nerdy Burlesque Dancer M Simona Stephenson (aka Myzchief Du Voodoo)

FB_IMG_1503312077836And now for something a little different: Dancer/promoter M Simona Stephenson (stage name Myzchief Du Voodoo) has been actively performing burlesque outside of her bathroom mirror for almost three years. She was just won Master of Improv at the 2017 Burlypicks Utah competition and is headed to the Burlypicks World Championship Finals in Denver later this summer. We talked to her about feminism, her nerdy upbringing and making geekery sexy.

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Midwest BSFA Member Featured on Incredible Hulk-Themed Hip-Hop Album

deeper_than_atlantis_with_illmil_2Midwest BSFA member Mildred “Ill Mil” Fallen, host of Deeper than Atlantis: Diggin’ In Da Crates on Soul Public Radio, is one of nine MCs featured on Gamma, Cincinnati hip-hop producer Homage-CVG’s concept album centered around The Incredible Hulk. Fallen is on the roster among rhyme veterans, including Kyle David (Five Deez/Sons of Silverton), Boogie Bang (Red Eye Blue), Vibe One (Watusi Tribe), and Citoak (Watusi Tribe/Sons of Silverton). We talked to her about her Gamma contribution, her hip-hop background and her foray into comics.   Read More